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The Grouse

€€ - €€€Irish, European,
74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 5234
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Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good9%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“barbary duck” (4 reviews)
“tortillas” (4 reviews)
“club sandwich” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 01:30 Hours
CUISINES
Irish, European, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 408 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to the Grouse for a superb meal on Friday - everything freshly cooked and served piping hot and all very good value. We had a great table by the window with comfy seats. Afterwards we went to the Monkey which is a new bar...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Lucas5551
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lunch here today-staff so unfriendly(except for the tall guy blond hair) Got menus ordered drinks along with a jug of water which never appeared. Ordered our food The garlic bread with chorizo sharing plate was 4 slices of tasteless bread The pate with crostini was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
7  Thank Mollie65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place with very comfortable seats that attracts really nice locals as tourists like us. Staff great... Drink prices.... about affordable....

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank A7421PLchriss
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Grouse on Saturday with work colleagues for our Christmas party evening. The food was delicious and the service and friendliness from staff also great. They have a large selection of cocktails/gins etc here! After eating we went into the new 'Smoking...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank curleyac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great afternoon with friends and family celebrating the wedding of Mark and Nicole. Hospitality great, atmosphere was lively, service brilliant and the menu for snacks was super👏👏really recommend it🐒🐒🐒

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank susangV8902DP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a very good lunch for a great price. Warm and cosy on a cold November day. Friendly staff and would return .

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank 974Sharon_C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dined here with family from Australia tonight. I had chorizo garlic bread to start and roast cod for main with winter berry crumble and custard. All in our party agreed food and service was superb. We went to the smoking monkey bar out back...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank PeterK3518
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub had s great atmosphere and fabulous friendly staff but the food was very average. No vegetables were available to have with the main meals, I had to ask for a salad to accompany my dish. Meat in the starters was really chewy. Shame...More

Date of visit: November 2018
6  Thank W868KHrebeccad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to give this restaurant a try for lunch despite some negative rumours. Really disappointing, my husband and I ordered fried cod (avoid this) it was tasteless and swimming in oil, over cooked greens made worse by the sea of oil, so awful, won’t be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
5  Thank Angela M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered lamb, no colcannon, no onion gravy, no mint sauce. Why advertise it one way, serve another? Daughters vegan option was tempura veg, no tempura batter? Decided to only complain if asked how food was. Waitress asked and without listening immediately said she would get...More

Date of visit: November 2018
7  Thank Goohp
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Questions & Answers
ew1978
4 March 2018|
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Response from P9262RAmarkm | Property representative |
Hi there ew1978, we have a new menu coming into place by the end of this month with extra vegetarian & vegan options. If you would like to give us a call we can also arrange with the chef to create a dish of your preference... More
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Margaret G
12 December 2017|
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Response from P9262RAmarkm | Property representative |
Hi Margaret, that won't be a problem at all as long as there is someone available to collect the food from ourselves. If you could give us a call on 02825645234 we will be happy to organise everything for you. Many thanks
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kevin j
15 April 2017|
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Response from P9262RAmarkm | Property representative |
Hi Kevin, hope you're well! That won't be a problem at all if you want to give us a call anytime after 12pm tomorrow on 02825645234 and ask for Boryana and we will get it sorted and posted out to you. Many thanks Mark... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$31
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:30
Saturday
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74-76 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena BT43 6AN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 5234
  • E-mail
Description
Here at the Grouse we pride ourselves on our first class customer service & food. All of our food is locally sourced and cooked fresh. We are located in the centre of Ballymena right beside the tower centre car park. We hope to see you soon!
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